b h wrote in gmane.org.wikimedia.mediawiki:
--- Kate Turner <keturner(a)livejournal.com>
> b h wrote in gmane.org.wikimedia.mediawiki:
> > I just started admining a mediawiki on an
> > and already my users are asking about support for
> > blogs.
> possibly i'm missing the point here, but why
do you want to put a blog on
> a wiki? if enough of your users want that, it's almost certainly a
> better choice to install proper software that's designed for it,
Yes, I agree, it's not the exact tool for the job,
I guess I was just looking for a good way to integrate
that functionality and to keep the consistent look and
i managed to make a monobook (mediawik) style for LJ in about half an hour;
the design of the skin makes it pretty trivial to wrap around any kind of
content. it shouldn't be hard to do something similar with wordpress, MT,
So I suppose the only option is to install
wordpress I guess. I know this is slightly getting
off topic, but now I guess people will have to
maintain two user accounts or does some of the
authentication information pass through to some sort
of blog software such as wordpress?
mediawiki supports AuthPlugins, which let you authenticate users from some
external source (such as another web application). i'm not really familiar
with the details, but the mailing list archives should have some
examples. most of them are for web forum softare, but there shouldn't be
too much difference using it with a blog.
alternatively, the other software may support a similar thing, in which case
you could make it authenticate from MediaWiki's user database.